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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 12:30 +0100, Cesar Martinez Izquierdo wrote:
> El Miércoles 01 Diciembre 2004 04:22, Simon Law escribió:
> > > But we don't care about legal problems until somebody is coming to
> > > complain to us. That's how Debian is working till the moment. Otherwise
> > > it should be impossible to release any software (because software
> > > patents, for example).
> >
> > I believe people are complaining _right_ _now_.
> I meant: when some external people is expressing some legal concerns to Debian 
> in this subject. Like the software patents situations. ASAP, we don't remove 
> patented sofware if we don't know that there will be problems with that 
> patent.
> I think the point here is that some developers have some moral concerns with 
> this program, and they are trying to find some legal arguments to avoid this 
> program entering in Debian.

*No*, that's *not* true.  The thought (well mine, at least) is,
"not in main, not on Disk 1".

> And this is bad. Debian have tons of programs, and you don't need to install 
> all of them, nor all of them are intended to be useful for you, nor all of 
> them have to be fitting your moral.
> IMHO, we really can't exclude all the programs that *MAY BE* illegal in some 
> country. We should only exclude when there is an actual legal threaten.
> Otherwise, I'm quite sure I can find a country where each package is not 
> legal, and I can start to send concerns to Debian legal, and in some months 
> we can stop packaging Debian...

If Disk 1 has hot-babe on it, I couldn't give it to Dick or Jane
the 13 year old neighborhood geeks.  "Contributing to the delinquency
of a minor".

If foreigner gives Disk 1 (that has the Bible on it) to a Saudi
Arabian, that's evangelism.

Let them do "# apt-get install hot-babe bible-kjv" and all will
be well.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

Is "common sense" really valid? For example, is it "common
sense" to white-power racists that whites are superior to blacks,
and that those with brown skins are mud people?

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